March 1-12 – Maine Restaurant Week is taking place.
March 7 – Sommelier Justin St. Louis at Old Port Sea Grill will be leading a food and wine pairing workshop, and Lenora will be launching their lunch/dinner service.
March 7-11 – Chaval is serving a special menu all week featuring modern interpretations of Classic Alsatian cuisine.
March 8 – Thirst Pig is hosting a line-up of Maine’s 7 newest breweries.
March 9 – the New England Craft Brew Summit is taking place, Fire & Co anAustin Street are collaborating on a Polenta Board Dinner, and Great Wave Sushi is holding a pop-up at Amigo’s.
March 9-12 – Bites & Brews is taking place at the Carnaval Maine event.
March 10 – it’s the first day of the Rose Foods guest chef bagel sandwich series. Participating restaurants include Mr. Tuna, Quiero, Regards, Onggi, Taj, Duckfat, Indy’s and Fish & Whistle.
March 11 – Arabica Coffee is hosting a tea tasting workshop led by the Aera Tea Company, and The Purple House is holding a pop-up.
March 12 – Two events are taking place at Coffee by Design: a coffee cupping with Juan Carlos Arango, owner of Arango Specialty Coffee, and the release of gin barrel-aged Alice Greele coffee. Chefs Fred Eliot and Michael Stokes are serving a 3-course French country dinner at The Blue Spoon.
March 13 – the Greeks of Peaks food truck is holding a pop-up at Hunt & Alpine.
March 15 – the new Puerto Rican-inspired bar and restaurant called Papi (website, facebook, instagram) is scheduled to open.
March 17 – the final Flanagan Farm Supper Club (tickets) is taking place in Buxton. The cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and multi-course dinner at being produced by Big Tree, the parent company of Eventide and The Honey Paw restaurants.
March 18 – Chris Toy is teaching a virtual cooking class to benefit the Oasis Free Clinic in Brunswick.
March 19 – Helm is holding a Prime Night dinner.
March 20 – the Seafood Innovation & Quality Summit is taking place in Portland.
March 22 – Josh Berry will be the guest chef for a Spanish wine dinner at the Maker’s Galley.
March 29 – the James Beard Foundation will release the list of nominees for this year’s awards. There are 11 semifinalists from Maine under consideration.
April 3 – Scratch Baking is teaching a bagel baking class.
April 18 – Avery Yale Kamila will be giving a talk on the 300 year history of vegetarianism in Maine in Buxton.
April 21 – The Good Food Awards will take place, there are 12 finalists from Maine in the running this year.
May 20 – Maine Wild Wine Fest is taking place in Freeport.
June 12-18 – Portland Wine Week is taking place with events at restaurants all over the Portland area.
July 23 – Open Farm Day.
September 10 – Maine Cheese Festival.
October 8 – Maine Open Creamery Day.